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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My husband and I are hoping to move to Lille for a year while we have some work done on our house in London. We love France and are keen for our daughters, aged 8 and 6, to learn French. And of course to improve our own. Does anyone know how likely UK citizens are to be approved for a French...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! My spouse and I are thinking of moving to Lille for a year. My husband is (essentially) a self-employed EU citizen and can work anywhere. Our kids will then be four and two. The idea is that they can learn French (and we can too -- we've always wanted to) and we would rent out that...
  3. Articles: Europe
    When moving to France expats often dream of Paris, or even noble cities like Bordeaux and Lyon, but it seems that less well known Lille in the heart of one of France’s industrial regions is the place to be. Lille in the North East, close to the border with Belgium has been ranked as the best...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Am trying to choose an area to buy a home in or near Lille I would like to be near the International School which means Marcq-en-Barœul / Mouvaux but also need to be easily accessible as I work from home and clients need to be willing to come to me. How mobile are people in the area? Do people...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Everybody, After waiting about 6 weeks, I finally got a letter from the OFII in Lille for my appointment on November 3, 2015. Going through the documents they have asked for and the numerous OFII threads (very helpful) on this forum, I still have a couple of questions that I couldn't find...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I am a non EU citizen married to a French citizen. I arrived in France from Boston on September 1, promptly sent in my paperwork to the OFII in Lille and got the receipt from them dated September 10th. It is now October 14th and I have not received any further documents from them about an...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all! My name is Bruno and I just moved to the Lille area of France this week from the USA. I'm sure somewhere on this forum someone already asked this (if a link could be provided I would be extremly greatful!), but I am looking for work! The problem I had finding work before I got here...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am going to start out by saying I hope I am not breaking any forum etiquette, this will be my first post. Background: I am 24 with a Bachelor in International Relations from a university in california. My french is good, though it is readily evident that I am not french. I have a carte de...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey all, So I'm in the process of looking for work for this summer and I was thinking something along the lines of having a job in English. Teaching English sprung to mind, either part-time or full-time. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any organizations/companies I could talk to about...
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